I want a tread here so we could communicate with and about the newcomers, be they transfering from prodo, returning to UO or completely new to UO. There has been a little influx; personally, I've seen B E A S T, transferer, Misanthrope, returning, Yourself and Skunk Beard, transferers. For starting out, the newcomers are advised to take look at these basic guides to shard layout (includes locations of public teleporter hubs, resource-buying commodity vendors, player neighborships, rune libraries and other locations of interest): http://stratics.com/community/threads/siege-newcomers-thread.340277/#post-2546989 - Freja's Map Markings (maps by Fogsbane) --------------------------- Newcomers can contact these people for help and connections: Marisa Kirisame - in-game: Marisa Kirisame. High-level taming, alchemy, tinkering, mining. ICQ: 663909360 bla bla 12 aka Diablo Thantis - in-game: Diablo Thantis. Low-mid (non-costly) imbuing. ICQ: 585179661 Arradin - in-game: Arradin. All crafting, imbuing (in due time). Barania - in-game: Peter Gabriel, Moody Bleau, Jack Nickelson. All weapon and gear crafting, premade cheap suits. Runs "Moonglow Outfitters" just north of the Moonglow Moongate. The shop has public crystal portals. Uvtha - in-game: Ikichet. Helpful cheap armor/luck suits shop just outside West Zento entrance. The house has public crystal and corrupted crystal portals with public dye tubs (accessible via the teleporter tile under the crystal portal). ---------------------------- Newcomers may also want to join a guild to find comrades, friends and further help. Below is a list of guilds with their primary occupations, requirements to join and whom to contact to sign yourself in: The Dark Outlaws [TDO] - neutral guild, resides in Safe Haven player housing neighborship. Accepts any player, has few rules. Contact Freja (Tina Tink) to join. Guild page: http://stratics.com/community/guilds/the-dark-outlaws-tdo-sp.15/extra?type=information Recruitment page: http://stratics.com/community/threa...laws-tdo-are-looking-for-more-members.343106/ Loria, Kingdom of light [L0RE] - virtue guild, resides at the Sanctum Ex colony on Siege and has a settlement on Origin as well. Strong RP guild, has plenty of rules, accepts any player who is going to follow them. Requires to fill a character application form, www.whitecouncil.org registration required. (see http://stratics.com/community/threads/siege-newcomers-thread.340277/#post-2554417 for more guild info, application form and link to www.whitecouncil.org). You can contact Lore Denin (Valiquin Lok) - ICQ: 96629882, or Princess Nikki - ICQ: 487122516.